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Anne (アン An?) is a minor character appearing in Stardust Crusaders.

Joining the Joestar Group before departing for Singapore, she somehow follows them from here to Pakistan and appears regularly alongside the main characters.

Appearance

Anne is an approximately ~11-year-old girl[citation needed] of average height and thin to medium build.

She has long, dark hair; a small, slightly upturned nose, and freckles. She commonly wears overalls and a light shirt.

Anne first appears disguised as a boy wearing a cap; but soon after being found, her identity as a girl is revealed.

Personality

Upon meeting the Joestar Group, Anne presents herself as a temperamental and irreverent brat, becoming annoyed when Jotaro felt her chest to confirm she was female. On one occasion, she challenged all five of the members of the Joestar group with only a small knife when they were considering what to do with her, pretending to be cold-blooded killer.

Anne is rather brave, but reckless, as she gathered the courage to flee from home and travel the world and opted at one point to swim from a boat to a shore barely visible over the horizon. However the bravado doesn't prepare her for the Stands she meets. As foretold by Jotaro, Anne still only drags the Joestar Group down to the point of risking their own lives, especially in the battle against ZZ, where she screams for help instead of using the time she had to run.

Anne fancies herself a beautiful girl even though the only one to have shown interest in her was Forever. When she tagged along Jotaro and his friends, she tried to catch their attention by commenting on her growth, to everyone's disinterest. She eventually develops a crush on Jotaro, appreciating his looks and attitude. The anime expands that crush by showing her happy to see Jotaro greeting her one last time.

Abilities

Though of limited or no particular abilities, Anne is shown to be a confident swimmer (believing she could reach shore swimming from the middle of the ocean).

Synopsis

History

Anne wanted to travel the world, believing that posing as a boy would make it easier. She believed that once she had grown enough she would need to start wearing a bra, making it difficult to pose as a guy at that point. She then runs away, claiming that the age she is now is the best to travel. Her intentions for doing so has been hinted as due to her crush on Jotaro and "having nothing else better to do".

Stardust Crusaders

Anne first appears as a stowaway on the cruise ship that the Impostor Captain Tennille had abducted. Posing as a boy, she is found by one of the sailors who threatens to turn her to police when they reach shore. She then lies, saying she is going to Hong Kong to meet her father. She realizes that she was going to be imprisoned and  jumps off the ship in a attempt to swim to shore by herself and remain safe. When close to being attacked by a shark (later killed by Dark Blue Moon) she is begrudgingly saved by Jotaro Kujo. It is then that her identity as a girl is revealed and she threatens to cut one of the crew members when the Joestar group thinks she is an Stand user.

She is then taken hostage by the Impostor Captain Tenille when his real identity is revealed, but is saved by Noriaki Kakyoin when Jotaro fails to do so and gets dragged into the water. She starts to develop a crush towards Jotaro and his attitude, thinking he is cool.

During the battle the ship is destroyed and she accompanies the group into Forever's Stand-bound ship, Strength. Forever, acting like a human being, lusts for Anne and corners her in the middle of her shower soon after brutally killing all sailors. She is saved by Jotaro again and watches their battle.

When the group reaches Singapore the girl refuses to separate from them, saying she will meet her father in 5 days. Under protests at first, they agree to let her accompany them until her father arrives because she was too poor to live on her own. Later on, Rubber Soul poses as Kakyoin and approaches Jotaro and Anne; she eventually notices his strange behavior. Rubber Soul's real identity is revealed and he is defeated soon after.

On their way to India they leave her behind in Singapore to meet her father, but Jean Pierre Polnareff comes to the conclusion that it was a lie and she is probably an orphan. He then claims that it feels lonely without her presence. She is revealed, however, to have snuck on the train and is following them again.

The group only encounters Anne moments before ZZ's attack, asking them for a ride in the middle of the street. It is then that she admits to have run away from her parents in Hong Kong, though the group is more concerned about dropping her off and do not listen. Despite stern warnings from Joseph Joestar about their journey and how she is only going to slow them down, she tags along with the team and tries to bribe them with stolen porn pictures.

In the midst of ZZ's attack the girl ends up tripping while running with the others. Instead of getting up and running, she stays on the floor and screams for help, at which Jotaro complies to do so, but not before scolding the girl for her attitude. The group eventually tells Anne they are going to give her money, plane tickets and send her back to Hong Kong as soon as possible. Despite her protests, she is left with no other choice and finally returns to Hong Kong.

Video Games

Heritage for the Future (PS1/DC/Arcade)

Much like the story, Anne appears during the events: Dark Blue MoonStrength and Wheel of Fortune on SUPER STORY mode (console-exclusive episodes).

On both Dark Blue Moon and Wheel of Fortune she only appears during cutscenes. Anne makes a major appearance during the mini-game from the Strength events, as the player must shoot Forever the Orangutan. Sometimes Anne appears during the mini-game, and if she is hit the player loses some health. She also appears after the event is cleared, on the chapter ending's cutscene.

Heritage for the Future marks the first and only time Anne appears in a game.

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Trivia

  • Her real name was initially unknown, as she's simply referred to as the "runaway girl" in the manga, and "bad girl" in the Drama CD. She was given the name "Anne," by Araki for use in the anime.[1]

References

  1. "Animage" October 2014 issue, Tokuma Shoten , pp. 34-35.

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